Redding makes it 50 BSB winners - how many do you remember?

Scott Redding made it 50 different winners in the British Superbike Championship history... how many do you remember?

Scott Redding - Be Wiser Ducati [credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]

FROM MOTOGP to British Superbikes, Scott Redding's switch from international premier motorcycle racing to domestic competition may have raised a few eyebrows,

However, his sparkling performances at Donington Park over the weekend not only proved his class as a racer but served to demonstrate just how tight and competitive the series is... and why it is generating larger spectator numbers than its world championship counterpart.

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Redding's success was also a key one for the statisticians as it made him the series' 50th ever winner.

Then again, Shane 'Shakey' Byrne can take the credit (or 'blame' depending on how you look at it) for this having accumulated an astonishing 85 victories across a career that has seen him notch up six BSB titles. 

Triple champion Ryuichi Kiyonari is second but is well adrift with 'only' 50 wins. Reigning champion Leon Haslam sits third but is close to being overhauled by Josh Brookes in fourth, who is the only rider inside the top ten currently active in the series.

In fact, only 3 riders inside the top 30 'winningest' BSB riders are still racing in the championship, Smiths Racing BMW's James Ellison (14th) and Peter Hickman (30th).

Despite the relative low frequency of different winners, the 2019 season has already seen three new victors in Josh Elliott, Tarran Mackenzie and, of course, Redding. Based on the action this season so far with star performances from Xavi Fores, Hector Barbera and Danny Buchan it seems unlikely to stay on the half-century for long.

Here is the full list... how many do you remember.

1. Shane Byrne

2. Ryuichi Kiyonari

3. Leon Haslam

4. Josh Brookes

5. John Reynolds

6. Steve Hislop

7. Michael Rutter

8. Niall Mackenzie

9. Leon Camier

10. Gregorio Lavilla

11. Chris Walker

12. Tommy Hill

13. James Whitham

14. James Ellison

15. Sean Emmett

16. Alex Lowes

17. Michael Laverty

18. James Haydon

19. Neil Hodgson

20. Troy Bayliss

21. Yukio Kagayama

22. Terry Rymer

23. Jake Dixon

24. John Hopkins

25. Tom Sykes

26. Jonathan Rea

27. Scott Smart

28. Steve Plater

29. Stuart Easton

30. Peter Hickman

31. Bradley Ray

32. Sylvain Guintoli

33. Jon Kirkham

34. Josh Waters

35. Cal Crutchlow

36. Tommy Bridewell

37. Luke Mossey

38. Dan Linfoot

39. Richard Cooper

40. Glenn Irwin

41. Ian Lowry

42. Alastair Seeley

43. Matt Llewellyn

44. Ian Simpson

45. Howie Mainwaring

46. Jason O'Halloran

47. Iain MacPherson

48. Josh Elliott

49. Tarran Mackenzie

50. Scott Redding